I have been following American Idol this season each week and I am so sad to see it come to an end. In my first post I wrote about this season's top 12 I predicted that Haley would go home and Pia would be the next American Idol. Obviously I was way off base!
I was really glad that Haley got a chance to stay because as each week went on I really liked and I love her growling raspy tone. I was really hoping that she would make it to the finale and I was sad to see her go. I hope that she comes out with a great original album and makes it big one day.
So that leaves us with Scotty vs. Lauren in the finale. Which to be honest, I was kind of shocked by. I didn't think that Lauren did as well as Haley even though she is probably the better singer of the two. Her youth is at times a bit annoying and well, she doesn't seem that comfortable in her own skin yet. She is the youngest American Idol finalist to date which, in it of itself is an accomplishment.
Scotty, now, he's not much older because he is only 17. He has been a fan favorite from the beginning. I love his voice but his cheesy facial expressions are so silly. It's like he is so full of himself, which I am certain that he is just trying to play the moment up, but it just comes off like he's cocky. That being said though, I know that these are things that he can work on and I wouldn't be surprised if he became the next Garth or even George Straight. Both of whom I love.
Actually Scotty reminds me of a boy I went to high school with. Gangly, skinny and not manly looking - very boyish. At my ten year reunion I ran into that same skinny kid and he had really grown up and looked like a man now. A cool, working for the CIA, rich and now even good looking man. He revealed to me that he had a crush on me in high school and wanted to take me to the prom but was too shy to ask. If only I had known then what I know now - life might have turned out a bit differently...
Scotty reminds of that kid I knew and I can't help but think that Scotty could probably get any girl in his high school now that he wants. I bet that the girl that turned him down just six months ago is probably kicking herself now. Anyways, I digress...
Well I think that as soon as Ryan Seacrest read the results of last weeks vote we all knew that Scotty will be the next American Idol. I think if he went up against Haley it would have been a tighter competition because they have such different genres of music and singing styles that appeal to their fans. Two country artists though? Lauren doesn't stand a chance.
Even though I know who the winner will be I still can't wait for the final round of the competition. I love watching the judges and hearing the song choices for each contestant is always fun. I think that because it will be their last performances of the season that they will both just have as much fun with it as they can.
So cheese on Scotty, cheese on! I can't wait to see where your career goes from here.
Is it okay to say that I still miss Pia though?